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Kid wizard works magic on ladies


By Stephen Schaefer

In “Driving Lessons” (opening today), Rupert Grint leaves childhood behind. He has his first sex scene.


“It’s a much more sort of grownup film than any other film I’ve done, which I really liked. There’s swearing in it,” the 18-year- old “Harry Potter” star told the Herald.

But swearing is hardly the half of it. What about being bedded by an older woman – played by 28-year-old Michelle Duncan?

“Yeah, it is my first, which is quite a big deal,” Grint said, and then smiled. “It’s quite scary because you’ve got the whole crew watching, and it’s a really self-conscious sort of moment. Doing it was all right; she (Michelle) was really good.”

Grint had never acted before Chris Columbus cast him as Ron Weasley alongside Daniel Radcliffe as Harry and Emma Watson as Hermione in 2001′s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The trio has just completed No. 5, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” which opens next summer, and have already started filming the sixth film.

As to the rumor Watson might leave the series before it ends with No. 7, Grint said, “I have heard that, but I don’t know the details. It would be weird without her, and it would be sort of a shame if she doesn’t stick it out.

“It’s not up to me, because they do take up so much of your life. I don’t know what she thinks, but I do hope that she doesn’t leave. I know me and Dan (Radcliffe) are going to stick it out.”

Original article found here: Boston Herald | October 20, 2006

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